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The above website has information about this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.
Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine in June 1962:
The Elmwood Theater, Elmwood and Utica, has reopened under the banner of the Leci Theater Corp. after having been closed since January. Lou Levitch, head of Leci Corp., says the house will show both Hollywood and foreign films and plans call for their scheduling 21 to 28 days after the pictures close their downtown presentations. Leci also operates the North Park on Hertel Avenue, the LaSalle in LaSalle and the Lackawanna in the town of the same name south of here.
This group opened the LaSalle after the Basils pulled out.
Check out the theatre’s website for this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.
Actually,the theater is in the town of Niagara, which borders Niagara Falls.
Above is a recent article about Sheas.
The website above shows the theatre in 1982.
The website above shows this theatre.
The website above shows the theatre in 1968 when it was still being used as a first run movie house.
The website above shows the theatre in 1985. The marquee and ticket booth are gone in this picture.
The website above shows the theatre when it was being used as a twin.
There is a picture of the Teck at the above website taken in 1981.
Above is a picture of this former theatre.
I remember this theatre opening in the 70’s as a twin.
According to the website above demolition has begun on the Grandview.
The auditorium is being used by OTB. The lobby was once used by an optical company but may soon become a pizzeria.
I drove down Niagara St. and the Capitol Theatre sign which the late John McNab posted is still there. There is also a realtors sign which states Historic Theatre For Sale. Mr.McNab was in the process of renovating this theatre and using it for concerts. That is the same plan for the Rapids on Main St. The target date for its reopening is April.
The above website has a nice interior view of the Patio.
The above site has some information on the Lafayette.
I don’t think the Erie County Library has a copy of John Basil’s book,but in the Special Collections Department of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library there is a manuscript by Ranjit Sandhu,who is an authority on Buffalo theatres. It is said to document every known theatre built before 1939 in the city of Buffalo. It cannot be used outside of the department.
John Basil,who is the author of “True Theatre History During the 20th Century”, has a phone number posted above(716-834-0348). In his book there are a number of pictures of the Lafayette.
The only 2 libraries I know of, in which the book “True Theatre History During the 20th Century” is available,are the Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda Public Libraries.
On Jan. 25th at 2PM the 1916 silent film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be screened as part of the Free Family Film Series. The Mighty Wurlitzer will accompany the film.
The above event deals with a very unique and innovative event which will take place at the Riviera.
The above article deals with this theatre which was in Andy Griffith’s hometown which was the inspiration for Mayberry.